It was very close. Had they been given 15 days time to prove the majority, they would have definitely done it. But the supreme court dashed their dreams by giving only hours to prove the majority. And, they got defeated.
Yeddyurappa, who took over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka two days before after BJP had won 104 seats in the Karnataka assembly elections He had maintained till Saturday that they were going to win the trust vote.The Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ananth Kumar were also repeating this.
But Yeddyurappa resigned from the post on Saturday before the floor test leaving the BJP and the supporters red faced.
He said, “I will not face the confidence vote, I am going to resign,” BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa told in an emotional speech before walking out of the assembly to submit his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala.
On the other hand the Congress and the Janata Dal Secular who have formed an alliance in the state, however, accused the BJP of trying to bribe or threaten their MLAs before the test of strength.
The Congress-JDS combine has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite the BJP to form the state government.
What went wrong
The Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai had given Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority. The days were cut to hours by the Supreme Court on Friday, who ordered the BJP to take a trust vote today.
A repeat o Vajpayee
In 1996, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had also resigned just before a trust vote in parliament, after delivering a landmark speech.
The Election Commission on Tuesday declared the Karnataka Assembly Election Result 2018. The BJP with 104 seats emerged as the single largest party in the state but failed to cross the half-way mark of 112 in the 224-member assembly constituency.
The Congress remained at the second position with 78 seats while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) became the third party with 38 seats.